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  • ATMC completes FOCUS fiber optic service expansion in Shallotte business district

    ATMC announced construction is complete and FOCUS fiber optic communications are available to businesses in the Shallotte business district.

    The $1 million network investment in Shallotte is expected to encourage economic growth, attract new businesses to the area and enhance current business capabilities.

  • BCAR releases real estate statistics for first half of 2017

    Brunswick County’s residential real estate market showed strong, steady growth in the first half of 2017, as well as during June, with sales volume continuing to increase steadily, according to data released by the Brunswick County Association of Realtors (BCAR).

    “Brunswick County’s residential real estate market continued its trend of strong, healthy growth through June,” BCAR CEO Cynthia Walsh said in a news release. “All signs indicate that we can expect the steady growth we’ve experienced in the first half of 2017 to continue.”

  • ATMC works to upgrade Internet services in rural areas

    ATMC announced an aggressive network improvement project that will enable more than 3,000 households in some of Brunswick County’s most rural areas to have access to much faster broadband Internet speeds by the end of 2019. The project is part of the cooperative’s five-year plan to expand and enhance its broadband network throughout Brunswick County.

  • BCAR releases May 2017 real estate data

    Brunswick County’s residential real estate market continued to show exceptional growth during May 2017, including a substantial increase in average sales prices and the year’s highest sales total to date, according to statistics data from the Brunswick County Association of Realtors (BCAR).

    “Brunswick County’s real estate market is still red hot, to the point of breaking records,” BCAR CEO Cynthia Walsh said in a news release. “We have not seen sales like this in one month since before 2010.”

  • ATMC FOCUS fiber optics come to Shallotte

    ATMC has begun delivering FOCUS fiber optic communications to businesses along Main Street in Shallotte as part of a dynamic five-year expansion and network enhancement plan.

  • N.C. gets $18.6M for Dish Network Do-Not-Call violations

    North Carolina will receive $18.6 million as a result of a lawsuit against Dish Network related to its violations of Do-Not-Call laws.

    North Carolina entered into the lawsuit against Dish Network with three other states and the federal government. This is the largest do-not-call related penalty ever obtained.

  • Real estate market continues to heat up

    Brunswick County’s residential real estate demonstrated continued strength through April, according to statistics released Tuesday by the Brunswick County Association of Realtors.

    “Brunswick County’s real estate market continues to trend in all the right directions,” BCAR CEO Cynthia Walsh said in a news release. “The number of units sold, average sales price and total sales volume all rose while new listings are down.

  • Sunset Beach budget, regular meetings set

    Sunset Beach Town Council has rescheduled budget work sessions to the following dates. Each session starts at 9 a.m. in Town Hall Council Chambers at 700 Sunset Blvd. N.

    First budget work session, Wednesday, April 26; second session Saturday, April 29; third session (if needed), Thursday, May 4.

    Sunset Beach Town Council will have its regular meeting Monday, May 1, starting with a closed session at 6 p.m. and pre-agenda meeting at 6:45 p.m., followed by the meeting at 7 p.m.

  • County real estate market surges into second quarter

    Brunswick County’s residential real estate market continues to surge as the second quarter of 2017 begins, according to statistics released Tuesday, April 18, by the Brunswick County Association of Realtors (BCAR).

  • County drugstore fined for price-scanner errors

    A Brunswick County drugstore is among five in the state from which the state collected fines in the first quarter of the year because of excessive price-scanner errors.

    Walgreens No. 2530 at 5098 Southport-Supply Road in Southport paid $660 in civil penalties, according to a news release from the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Standards Division.

    An initial inspection in November found an error rate of 10 percent, based on five overcharges in a 50-item lot.